Sept. 26, 2022

Sage News: September 26, 2022

Week of September 26, 2022

Filipino American History Month
Sage Oak happily recognizes October as Filipino American History Month. Click below for educational resources, learn more about the history and honor this year's theme: Celebrating Our History and Legacies.

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National Polish American Heritage Month
Sage Oak celebrates the month of October as National Polish American Heritage Month. Click below for educational resources including ways to observe this month.

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Down Syndrome Awareness Month
Sage Oak is proud to recognize October as Down Syndrome Awareness Month. Click below for resources to celebrate and learn more about the history of this month.

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Annual Student Licenses
We are pleased to offer the following annual licenses for Personalized Learning Academy students to purchase with instructional funds for the 2022-2023 school year.  

Adobe Creative Cloud - $50 
IXL for Math and Reading (K-12) - $30
Microsoft 365 Suite - $20
Minecraft Education - $6

We will open a one-time sign-up window for all students that would like to purchase one or more of these subscriptions.  The deadline to request a student license must be submitted to your teacher by Friday, September 30th, 2022. Please note that the submission of your request provides permission for your teacher to place a purchase order for the subscription(s) you’ve selected. Subscriptions will be placed once your teacher has verified available instructional funding, and will be activated and made accessible to your student through Clever shortly thereafter. No refunds will be provided. Please contact your teacher with any further questions.

Virtual Learning Academy Prospective Parent Webinar
Our next webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, September 28th at 4:00 pm. This webinar is designed for parents to learn more about our Virtual Learning Academy (VLA). Use the link below to register and learn more. Please share with anyone you feel may be interested.

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Personalized Learning Academy - Prospective Parent Webinars
Our next webinar is scheduled for Thursday, September 29th at 4:00 pm. This webinar is designed for parents to learn more about our Personalized Learning Academy (PLA). Use the link below to register and learn more. Please share with anyone you feel may be interested.

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Join Us for Virtual Clubs this Friday
Come join us this Friday, September 30th for some fun clubs with our Virtual Academy teachers!
*Sage Oak teachers will share the Zoom links for security purposes*

6th-8th Graders Middle School Recess @ 10 am
Brain break! (or is it?!) Games and activities for middle school students who are ready to laugh, learn, and hang out while playing some friendly games.

Supplies Needed: paper/pencil or whiteboard/marker

TK-2nd Graders Cooking with Kids @ 11 am
Create fun food items to share with friends and family. Using only a handful of ingredients, these treats will be easy to make and delicious to eat!
Supplies Needed: Trail Mix/Camping Theme (Needed: 5 snack items- for example: cereal, chocolate chips, raisins, popcorn, dried fruit)

Sage Stage- The Reptile Guy
Join us on the Sage Stage this Friday, September 30th at 9:00 am and meet a real reptile expert! You do not want to miss out on the creepy, crawly, slithery, interactive fun! Get ready to see snakes, tarantulas, turtles, and other amazing critters all while learning some cool animal facts!

Passcode: sagestage
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The President’s Education Award Program (PEAP)
Sage Oak is proud to offer our 5th, 8th, and 12th graders the opportunity to be recognized through The President’s Education Award Program (PEAP). 

The President’s Award for Education is awarded to students earning high-level academic success and The President’s Award for Educational Achievement honors students who show outstanding educational growth. If you would like more information please contact your teacher.

President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA)
Once again, Sage Oak is excited to be partnering with the President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA). We are proud to be a certifying organization with PVSA which provides the opportunity to honor our students that have made great efforts to embrace Sage Oak’s core value of service.  You can learn more about PVSA by visiting the link below. 

Last year we had over 50 students participate, and they logged over 5,000 service hours. We are looking forward to seeing the many ways our students will serve their communities again this year! 

This year our PVSA award timeframe will run from May 1st, 2022 until April 30th, 2023. We will be recognizing all award recipients at our end of the year Socials. 

Any students interested in this award are encouraged to register as a participant using the below steps.
  1. Please complete this survey in its entirety.  
  2. After submitting the above survey, you will receive an email from sageserves@sageoak.education on the next steps.
You can view how to register on this video instruction or through the .pdf instructions. We look forward to another great year of seeing our students serve!
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Sage Oak Talented and Gifted Program (TAG)- Optional 3rd Grade OLSAT 8 Testing
Attention All Third Grade Families:
This fall we are offering an optional opportunity for all interested 3rd-grade students to take the OLSAT - 8, an online, proctored assessment of school ability. 

Students who earn a qualifying score are eligible to participate in Sage Oak’s Talented and Gifted program. Click below for more information.
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Sage Oak Student Store
The Sage Oak student store is open and accepting orders until Sunday, October 2nd, 2022. Visit the online store to purchase Sage Oak spirit gear and represent Sage Oak! Your order will be shipped directly to your door, so please anticipate a shipping fee.